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2013-01-23 23:03:30

Dr. Rubin's project at Harvard University is the first of three drug discovery awards that will be given by Families of SMA in the next few months. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug discovery programs to make practical new therapies. Dr. Rubin's project at Harvard University is the first of three drug discovery...

2012-12-30 05:03:22

PIRC addresses tax-payer supported genetic counseling programs and the purpose of these programs. Holmen, WI (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Policy Intersections Research Center (PIRC) has released an Issue Snapshot addressing the practice of using tax payer funds for genetic counseling programs with eugenic aims. Eugenics is defined by Websters Dictionary as "a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed." The PIRC believe...

Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods. The clinical trials showed that 6 percent of certain fetuses declared normal by conventional prenatal tests were found to have genetic abnormalities using...


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